A roof that squeaks, creaks, or, worst of all, leaks. When you are dealing with a leaking roof, here are some things to keep in mind. McCann’s Roofing & Construction is one call away, (405) 259-9998!
Remember the acronym R.L.D.F., which stands for rain, lightning, damage, and flood, since there are many different ways your roof might get damaged.
R – Reach for a towel or bucket to stop the immediate drip. Next and most importantly, immediately reach out to your local contractor for review.
L – Locate and look for the leak before it becomes a bigger problem. Leaking roofs are often detected by the sight and sound of dripping water. Despite rain or shine, there are other signs you must look out for if you’re suspicious about roof leaks, including:
- Rooms with a musty smell.
- Water stains on your ceiling.
- Spots on your exterior walls.
- Bubbled interior walls.
- Warped, missing, or damaged shingles.
D – Dry up as much water as you can with towels or fans. The first step to fixing a leak in your ceiling is to dry it out. Several experts suggest that you use a dehumidifier and close off that area. If you use a dehumidifier, keep the windows closed. Alternatively, you can use fans to create air circulation while keeping the window slightly ajar. Remember, water will create contamination. If you have a drywall ceiling, you risk rotting and musty smells if the board is not dried properly.
F- Fix the leak. Do not expect the problem to be solved overnight. Focus on drying the main concerns impacted by the leak and contact a professional contract for further maintenance and assessment.
To prevent roof leaks in the future, take proactive scheduling steps to oversee your home. It’s recommended to have your gutters cleaned at least twice a year. When gutters are old or have been clogged with leaves and debris, the water collected in the gutter will overflow and trickle to weak spots in the roof. In addition to painting and roofing, gutter cleaning is one of McCann’s many services.
As an educated new homeowner, keep in mind that leaks can result from damage or a faulty installation. However, if the roof leak is noticed, it could signify that your roof needs to be replaced.
Have your roof regularly inspected for damage or deterioration to avoid permanent damage. Remember, One call does it all, (405) 259-9998 McCann’s Roofing & Construction.